The World's Great Classics Volume 2

The World's Great Classics Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...of the soul's life. It appears in the sensuous, actual world, as Incarnate Spirit and Spiritualized Sense--in a Unity which owed its origin to Spirit. Greece presents to us the cheerful aspect of youthful freshness, of Spiritual vitality. It is here first that advancing Spirit makes itself the content of its volition and its knowledge; but in such a way that State, Family, Law, Religion, are at the same time objects aimed at by individuality, while the latter is individuality only in virtue of those aims. The full-grown man, on the other hand, devotes his life to labor for an objective aim; which he pursues consistently, even at the cost of his individuality. The highest form that floated before Greek imagination was Achilles, the Son of the Poet, the Homeric Youth of the Trojan War. Homer is the element in which the Greek world lives, as man does in the air. The Greek life is a truly youthful achievement. Achilles, the ideal youth, of poetry, commenced it: Alexander the Great, the ideal youth of reality, concluded CHCNCE EXAMPLES OF CLASSC SCULPTURE PALLAS Photo-engraving from tbs oi'igitial marble statue in the Vatican at Rome. This statue is known as Pallas Giustiniani. It was found in the temple of Minerva Medica on the Esquiline Hill, and is supposed to be a copy of a statue by Pheidias. It is udiiiirably preserved, and is sculptured in the finest Parian marble. SECTION I THE ELEMENTS OF THE GREEK SPIRIT REECE is that form of the Substantial i.e. of Moral G and Intellectual Principle, which is at the same time individual. The Universal the Abstract, as such, is overcome; the submersion in Nature no longer exists, and consentaneously the unwieldy character of geographical relations has also vanished. The country now under...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965655
  • 9781236965653